Sarah Burns is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 2013. Her research examines the intersection of political liberalization and American constitutional development with an eye toward policy implications for democratization across the globe.
Have you thought about what it really means to protest Donald Trump and his administration’s policies?
Is a little rebellion now and then a good thing? Or does a strong nation stem from the veneration that time bestows upon its government?
The luck of the Spanish turned out to be their misfortune, and the curse of the English turned out to be a blessing.
Early liberal theorists gave French revolutionaries the tools to overthrow oppressive kings, but also to unleash chaos and violence.
Donald Trump’s decision to bomb an airfield in Syria has led many to wonder: doesn’t Trump need authorization from Congress?
17 states have anti-protesting bills in the works. This is unconstitutional and antithetical to the principles of freedom.
A liberal democracy is not a machine that will run itself: it is run by people.
Are Trump’s cabinet full of generals, his openness to torture, and the “peace through strength” message from the White House all signs that he plans to rely on military power.
Now that the Electoral College has made Trump’s 2016 win final, this a good time to start thinking about what powers he will have when he comes into office in January.
While many did not predict the outcome of this election, everyone knew one thing: half of the country would be devastated.
The Democrats and Republicans have largely been the only two choices in presidential and congressional elections since the Civil War. It’s for that to change.
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